Article Archive

Landmines on the Road to the Trump-Kim Summit

The president’s temperament is first among them. Is it possible the meeting might never take place?

March 12, 2018

The Angela Merkel Era is Coming to an End

Germany’s chancellor knows her fourth term will be her last—and her potential successors are already jockeying for position.

March 9, 2018

Trump is Enabling Brutal Repression in Bahrain

Washington’s tolerance for such dictatorships undermines its criticism of Iran and other authoritarian governments.

February 28, 2018

Perhaps It’s Time For South Korea To Go Nuclear

Building their own arsenal could prove less costly than the complicated U.S. relationship.

February 14, 2018

The Dangers of Cartel Government

As Germany’s main parties mull another suffocating grand coalition, the populist right is steadily gaining ground.

February 7, 2018

America is Bankrupt and Republicans Couldn’t Care Less

These poseurs of fiscal responsibility are about to drive up debt to its highest levels since World War II.

January 19, 2018

A Modest Proposal for Regime Change in North Korea

Featuring all the magical thinking that you’ve come to expect from the foreign policy establishment.

January 9, 2018

Nikki Haley: The Bold Scold of the Trump Administration

Carrying on the tradition of hubris and hypocrisy of every other modern U.N. ambassador.

December 27, 2017

War With North Korea Appears More Imminent Than Ever

Provocative U.S. military exercises in Northeast Asia aren’t helping.

December 14, 2017

Trashing the Conventional Wisdom on North Korea

Three steps toward solving the current crisis.

August 16, 2017

Let Americans Go to North Korea

Isolating a weak regime won’t bring peace.

July 19, 2017

When Fake Countries Go to War

The Persian Gulf is full of expats, foreign workers, and fat cats.

July 4, 2017

Trump Panders on Cuba, Preferring Cold War Over Progress

Trump’s policy protects communist dictatorship

June 22, 2017

Trump’s New and Misguided Respect for NATO

What happened to the president who promised to make Europe pay for its own defense?

May 24, 2017

Why Is North Korea the United States’ Problem?

The price of America’s reflexive defense of populous and prosperous allies is getting much higher.

May 11, 2017

Is Turkey Still a Bridge to the West?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has destroyed founder Ataturk’s secular heritage and taken his nation down an Islamist path.

April 21, 2017

Rasmussen’s Refrain: Let Uncle Sam Do It

A cheerleader for the U.S. as global policeman severely overestimates how much anyone—Americans or otherwise—agrees with his idea.

April 17, 2017

U.S. Should Favor the Most Vulnerable Religious Refugees

The purpose is not to discriminate against Islam, but to recognize the unique situation of non-Muslims in the Middle East.

March 16, 2017

How to Engage North Korea

Isolation has failed. Talking might help.

March 2, 2017

What Trump Gets Right About Alliances

He appears willing to kick nations off of the U.S. defense dole.

August 23, 2016